IV. Of Creation

1. In the beginning it pleased God the Father, aSon, and Holy Spirit, for the manifestation of the glory of bhis eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, to Create or make the world, and all things therein, cwhether visible or invisible, in the space of six days, and all very good.

aJohn 1:2–3; Heb. 1:2; Job 26:13 bRom. 1:20 cCol. 1:16; Gen. 2:1–2


2. After God had made all other Creatures, he Created aman, male and female, with breasonable and immortal souls, rendering them fit unto that life to God; for which they were Created; being cmade after the image of God, in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness; having the Law of God dwritten in their hearts, and power to fulfill it; and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was esubject to change.

aGen. 1:27 bGen. 2:7 cEccles. 7:29; Gen. 1:26 dRom. 2:14–15 eGen. 3:6


3. Besides the Law written in their hearts, they received aa command not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil; which whilst they kept, they were happy in their Communion with God, and had dominion bover the Creatures.

aGen. 2:17; Gen. 3:8–10 bGen. 1:26, 28